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Jake Paul knocked out the Houston Rockets mascot with a brutal right hand.
'The Problem Child', currently on a break from boxing, was courtside for the Rockets' game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
His brother Logan Paul was also with him, fresh from a sensational WWE debut at WrestleMania 38 in Dallas, Texas.
Paul, who recorded his first professional victory by beating former NBA player Nate Robinson, was enjoying the action until provoked by Rockets' mascot Clutch.
The bear was wearing a robe and giant boxing gloves and came over to Paul's seat, goading him and even giving him a little push.
But then Paul decided he had to do something about it and the 5-0 boxer demonstrated his knockout power by hitting the mascot straight in the face with a big right hook.
Clutch was fully laid out on the court while Paul stood over, in scenes reminiscent of his wins inside the squared circle at the expense of former UFC stars Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.
Jake Paul just dropped a mascot at a rockets game and holy shit— Josiah Sims (@JosiahSims13) April 4, 2022
Jake Paul really out here hitting mascots?— Niklaus Mikaelson 🇵🇸🐺🧛🏽⚜️ (@dushan_munsami) April 4, 2022
Picking up the coin behavior 😭
Jake Paul knocked out the Rockets mascot clutch.— Twolves.country (@CountryTwolves) April 4, 2022
Another top tier opponent for Jake.
This is't the first time a mascot has been knocked into next week by a boxer.
In 2018, Deontay Wilder was appearing Nación ESPN to promote his fight with Tyson Fury and showed just why he has been described as "the hardest hitting puncher in heavyweight boxing history".
@BronzeBomber recently appeared on the @ESPN show ‘Nacion’ to promote his upcoming fight against @Tyson_Fury, and part of his appearance included a scene with a giant mascot tortilla in a sombrero. pic.twitter.com/xhctDNOD4T— Ed Namrok (@ednamrok) October 12, 2018
The mascot, a giant tortilla with a sombrero hat on, was on the receiving end of a serious punch from the Bronze Bomber and it was reported that the individual in the costume suffered a broken jaw.
Showtime Boxing did later confirm that no serious injuries were suffered, though Wilder felt the need to address the matter on social media and invited the mascot to his fight.
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